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Monica Ortega Photography

If you have found yourself here, you are most likely engaged! If so, Congrats! I cannot wait to hear your love story! I am an East Coast Luxury Wedding Photographer but also love to photograph Motherhood in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. I believe in making your special day even more memorable and providing you with timeless photographs that will last a lifetime. 

I'm Monica!

Meet Your Photographer

Live in the moments YOU"LL NEVER FORGET... Let me capture them for you.

Growing up in Virginia Beach, I'll always have love for the waves. My favorite places to photograph are the mountains, vineyards, waterfalls, farms, & fields. My goal is to capture gorgeous, timeless images, all while providing a fun atmosphere. My ideal clients are laid back, outgoing, and know how to have a good time! I love intimate weddings and adventurous elopements. 

When I am not photographing you, I am raising two of my greatest blessings beside my husband Taylor in Suffolk, VA. We are so thankful for this life God has given us. I enjoy traveling and hiking new, unexplored trails. Give me a free weekend and I will pick up and go! I love gardening, growing my own vegetables, and wine tastings. Summer nights you'll find me outback by the fire with s'mores in hand!

 

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-Isabel H.

I cannot say enough how thankful I am that I found Monica!!! I did a LOT of research for a wedding photographer. My fiance and I did not consider ourselves very photogenic people and we are both goofballs. I wanted to have "nice pictures" of us, but also pictures that actually captured us as we really are. I don't know how, but Monica delivered on both and she did it beautifully. During our first conversation she was very straightforward in explaining her style of photography and what was important to her, in order to make sure we were a good match. Her priority is not "getting your business", it's making sure that you are getting the photographer that is right for you. She has a lot of integrity!

The day of our engagement pictures, there was a literal hurricane on top of us!! But she found the perfect lighting, perfect angle, best backdrop and pose-- from looking at those beautiful photos, you would never know we were about to get drenched:)

The day of our wedding, same story... it just kept on raining, Monica took initiative and got some umbrellas for us to use. She took the rain as an opportunity to make our pictures more fun and unique, and that made me feel so much less anxious. Throughout the night, she and her team were present for all of the special moments-- I felt so comforted knowing that she was behind the lens, capturing these memories for us, and I was honestly happy to have her there as a guest (she's just a wonderful human in general).

Literally THE NEXT MORNING I woke up to a "sneak peek"-- she stayed up super late, just to pick out some of the pictures from our wedding. And again, they were all amazing. Not only do my husband and I look seriously beautiful (in my humble opinion), it just felt so REAL seeing our faces. We were not posed or awkward, Monica just found spaces where we were our best selves and she captured the moment. In the end, I got exactly what I had hoped for: every smile in our wedding photos are real, and they make me smile looking back on that day!

-Jordan m.



Please Inquire regarding the various wedding packages I include. Packages begin at
$2995



Local & Destination

Weddings

Ready for the adventure to begin? Elopement Packages begin at 
$1000.00

Near & Far

Elopements

Portrait Sessions are One Hour & include an outfit change & a downloadable online gallery.
$399

Portraits

Portraits

Portraits

Familes, Maternity, or just because

$399

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Portrait sessions can be for many things! I love photographing growing families, Seniors, lifestyle newborns, & capturing a mothers pregnancy glow. Looking for new updated photos for your walls? I'm happy to capture them!

Scenic

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Elopements

 beginning at $1000

I offer a wide variety of Elopement Options to fit your needs! Whether you are looking for a quick ceremony and portraits or a whole day of adventures, I am here for it! Need help with locations? Happy to offer suggestions! Please inquire for further details and to begin planning your big day!

Team pics

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Weddings 

Beginning at $2995

Planning your wedding can be stressful. Trust me I know! But finding the perfect photographer is about to get really simple. I offer a few packages to tailor your needs and wants for your big day. Inquire for more details and book your BEST DAY EVER!

We are so excited to also have highly trained professional photographers on our team! This allows us to serve and bless more couples if we are booked or out of budget.

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